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Car ploughs into recently rechristened Coronation Bridge in Sopley





A MOTORIST escaped unhurt after a car ploughed into a recently renamed bridge outside a Sopley pub.

Police responded to the incident involving a Ford Fiesta which took place on the B3347 Ringwood Road around 5pm last night (Wednesday).

The vehicle had smashed into Coronation Bridge – christened during a special ceremony in November attended by His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire, Nigel Atkinson.

A Hampshire police spokesperson said: “The location of the incident was outside The Woolpack Inn, Sopley.

“The vehicle involved was a Ford Fiesta. Thankfully, the driver was uninjured.

“The road was not blocked and police resumed from the scene a short time later.”

As reported in the A&T, the village bridge was believed to be the only one named in honour of the new King, Charles III.

Coronation Bridge was officially named at a ceremony in November with (l-r) Sopley councillor Dee Dunn, The Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire Nigel Atkinson and Sopley Parish Council chairman Dan Shutler
Coronation Bridge was officially named at a ceremony in November with (l-r) Sopley councillor Dee Dunn, The Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire Nigel Atkinson and Sopley Parish Council chairman Dan Shutler


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